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Re: [Xen-devel] [Qemu-devel] xen/disk: don't leak stack data via response ring

28.06.2017 01:04, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> Rather than constructing a local structure instance on the stack, fill
> the fields directly on the shared ring, just like other (Linux)
> backends do. Build on the fact that all response structure flavors are
> actually identical (aside from alignment and padding at the end).
> This is XSA-216.
> Reported by: Anthony Perard <anthony.perard@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@xxxxxxxxxx>

Reportedly, after this patch, HVM DomUs running with qemu-system-i386
(note i386, not x86_64), are leaking memory and host is running out of
memory rather fast.  See for example https://bugs.debian.org/871702

I've asked for details, let's see...

For one, I've no idea how xen hvm works, and whenever -i386 version
can be choosen in config or how.



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